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THE BEE: OMAHA. FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1919.
MUST HAVE CITY
New Wheel Tax Ordinance is
Now in Effect and All Ve
hicle Owners Must
Have you a city license on your
automobile? If not, you'll have to
;i t one.
The new wheel tax ordinance went
into effect January 1. It requires
payment of an annual tax ranging
from ?2 to $7 on all automobiles,
trucks and horse-drawn vehicles.
It is expected to bring 50,000 a
year to the city treasury.
The tax is payable to City Clerk
Hunter, who will issue the tags.
These are of oval shape and less
than half the size of the state license
Automobile "pleasure cars" carry
ing five passengers or less must pay
$2; more than five passengers, $4.
Automobiles used for carrying pas
sengers for hire must pay $5 and
7.50 in the tw'o classes.
Trucks and delivery wagons must
lay $, for a capacity of one and
mc-half tons or less; $4 for for one
uid one-half to two and one-half
ons capacity, and $7 lor more than
v.o and one-half ton capacity.
Eases Stiff Joints,
Pain in Muscles
"Ulypto Ointment" From Hie JSuca
lyptua Tree Stops Inflamma
tion ana fain At unce.
You folks with muscle pain, aching
joint, cold in the shoulders or back, stiff
n.'ck. one touch of wonderful "Ulypto
Ointment" will give you soothing, instant
relief. There's no mustard oil or mus
tardy odor. It contains the magic essence
nf the eucalyptus tree.
It produces remarkable results also on
stiff joints, rheumatic pains, neuralgia,
rho.it cold, catarrh, nose stoppage, piles,
onrarhe, and on any inflammation and
cnngi'stion. Hunt the wide "world over,
there's nothing known as quick, glorious
and soothing as "Ulypto Ointment." Sold
at all drug stores up-to-date, in 25c and
50c jari, or sent on receipt of price by the
MacMillan Chemical Co., Falls City, Neb.
fiet. the drop on that cough, take
"I'lypto Cough Drops," 5c everywhere. Kor
ale and recommended in Omaha by Sher
man & McConnell 5 stores, Merritt Drug
Stores, Benton Drug Co., Dundee Phar
i.incy, Cecn's Pharmacy. Adv.
Musterole Loosens Up Those
Stiff Joints Drives Out Pain
Youll know why thousands use
Musterole once you experience the
glad relief it gives.
Get a jar at once from the nearest
drug store. It is a clean, white oint
ment, made with the oil of mustard.
Better than a mustard plaster and does
not blister. Brings ease and comfort
while it is being rubbed on!
Musterole is recommended by many
doctors and nurses. Millions of jars are
used annually for bronchitis, croup, stiff
neck, asthma, neuralgia, pleurisy, rheu
matism, lumbago, pains and aches of the
back or joints, sprains, sore muscles,
bruises, chilblains, frosted feet, colds of
the chest (it often prevents pneumonia).
30c and 60c jars; hospital size $2.50.
For many years druggists have
watched with much ihterest the re
markable record maintained by Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the great
kidney, liver and bladder medicine.
It is a physician's prescription.
Swamp-Root is a strengthening
medicine. It helps the kidneys, liv
er and bladder do the work nature
intended they should do.
Swamp-Root has stood the test
of years. It is sold by all druggists
on its merit and it should help you.
No other kidney medicine has so
Be sure to get Swamp-Root and
start treatment at once.
However, if you wish first to test
this great preparation send ten
cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bing
hamton, N. Y., for a sample bottle.
When writing be sure and mention
the Omaha Daily Bee. Adv.
DROPSY TREATED FREE
By Dr. Miles, the Great Specialist, Who
Sends a $3.75 Trial Treatment Free.
Many Report Cured After Doctors Failed.
At first no disease is apparently more
harmless than dropsy: a little swelling of
the eyelids, hands, feet, ankles or abdo
men. Finally great shortness of breath,
ouch, faint spells, sometimes nausea and
.omiting, and a lingering and wretched
ieath if the dropsy is not cured.
Dr. Miles has been known as a leading
specialist in these diseases for 80 years.
Hit liberal offer of a $3.75 Treatment free
o all sufferers is certainly worthy of se
rious consideration. You may never have
such an opportunity again.
The Grand Dropsy Treatment consists of
four dropsy remedies in one, also Tonic
Tablets and Pura-Laxa for removing the
water. This treatment is specially pre
scribed for each patient and ia three times
as successful as that of most physicians.
It usually relieves the first day. and re
move swelling in six dsya in must case.
Delay is dangerous.
Send for Remarkable Reports of Curt.
All afflicted reader may have Book. Ex
amination Chart. Opinion, Advice, and a
Two-Pound Trial Treatment free. Write
at onee. Describe your case. Address, Dr.
Franklin Miles. Dept. PA., 162 to 172
1'ranklia St., Elkhart, Ind.
(Continued From I'ege One.)
cup'ed seats usually used by jury
men. Taft Reads Telegram.
"For the puropse of explaining
what we are here for, we will read
a telegram sent by this board to the
mayor, street railway company and
to the employes on December 11,"
announced Chairman Taft. He then
read the following:
"The appeal of the empoyes from
the ruing of our examiners is now in
our hands. In our judgment the
men, by going out on a strike, have
vioated the rules of the board and
are not entitled to have their appeal
passed on until they go back to
"We are advised by our examin
ers that the spirit of both parties
is subject to criticism and that had
there been accommodation on both
sides an attempt to carry out the
award, the trouble might have been
averted. The examiners advise us
that the action of the men is in their
judgment an effort to secure a re
hearing of the original award rather
than for the construction of the
actual award. Of course we are most
atiNious to secure peace and justice
in accord with the award or by
modification of it that ought to be
made, but we cannot take any steps
in this direction until peace is .re
stored and the men go back to
"If the men will go back to work,
the Joint Chairmen, William H.
Taft and Basil M. Many will come
to Omaha and be there on the sec
oned of January to hear both the
appeal and a petition for a rehearing
of the provisions of the award which
seem now to be in controversy in
view of the ugly situation.
"It is necessary that both parties
shoi'ld show the utmost fairness in
the restoration of the status quo
until the hearing can be had and
therefore the men should be re
stored in the utmost good faith, all
of them to the places which they
have left and they should go back
and in the utmost good faith fulfill
their duties under the present ar
rangement, awaiting the action of
the arbitrators upon the appraisal
and rehearing, and seeking no
change until that hearing results in
a decision, which will be promptly
rendered and if possible before the
arbitrators leave Omaha.
"We send this dispatch to the
mayor, the company and the men.
"We have had' a conference with
President Mahon of the union and
he has advised us that he has tele
graphed the men to accept these
conditions of the further hearing by
the arbi''ors of the award."
Men Are Reprceti.eS.
"Has any petit'on for a rehearing
been filed?" asked Chairman Taft.
"I have no such information," re
plied Attorney Webster for the com
pany. "Are the men represented?" in
quired Mr. Taft.
"I hold a brief of grievances in
my hand," replied Jerry Burnett .for
the union men.
Mr. Burnett handed copies to the
chairmen and to the representat'ves
of the company.
The foreword reads:
"The following is a brief state
ment of the conditions under which
the members of local division No.
807 have been working for the last
few months, and which finally
forced the men to take action to
protect themselves aga'nst further
discrimination, loss of rights and
stop still further abuses. These
statements tell the story of utter
disregard of every consideration that
marks the distinction between serfs
Abstract of Grievances.
An abstract of the grievances
Dissatisfaction with interpretation
of the examiners, that runs should
be figured from night to morning,
whereas men started their day's
work and signed up in the morn'ng;
that $4.25 could be paid for a 12- j
hour day was not agreeable.
Individual complaints ignored by
the company, and petitions and ap
peals received scant attention.
A letter received from the com
pany which closed the door to ne
gotiat'ons entirely for the union or
Discrimination against union prac
ticed by company.
Alleged that a drafted man lost his
Union bridgeman discharged.
Two car washers who received
$4.25 per day before strike are now
paid 85 cents less per day.
Superintendent Findlay of con
struction alleged to have said that
company did not want union men.
Persistent abuse of men.
Requiring night watchmen at
shops to work twelve hours a day,
seven days per week for $95 per
Excessive strain on long runs.
Impossible to show actual condi
tions. No Effort For Remedy.
The conclusion of the carmen's
bill of particulars reads:
"In concluding this statement we
would again point out that although
it is true that the company has met
with our committee, they have never
treated with them and have made
no effort to remedy conditions and
grievances complained of. Modern
conditions would appear to demand
perfect co-operation between em
ployes and owners of street rail
ways, and that much-to-be-desired
condition can only be brought about
through1 a feeling of confidence that
the interests of both sides are being
protected. Frank discussions of
problems between equals who recog
nize each other's rights is the only
basis of justice. This is bet demon
trated today in the method of col
lective bargaining between employ
ers and employes through - trade
unions. No other plan offers any
real solution of the problem."
Fewer Bills, Better Laws,
Says Senator Cordeal
the event. At these meetings our
Points Out Difficulties NOW greatness was extolled, and our pro-
. gress was noted, Our people took
tncoumerea inrougn An
tiquated System and How
Reform Is Possible.
By JOHN F. CORDEAL.
McCook, Neb., Jan. 1. To the
Editor of The Bee: Having hereto
fore served in two sessions of the
Nebraska legislature, and being a
member-elect of the legislature
which will convene on January, 7,
I have been interested in the sug
gestions of Hon. P. A. Barrows, the
incoming lieutenant governor, as to
the need for reforming legislative
procedure. Nebraska celebrated her
semi-ccntcnial in 1917. During that
year meetings were held in different
parts of the state to commemorate
WILSON HAS NOT
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suggested by the president as a con
dition to admission to the league as
"one of us." This interpretation
would seem to harmonize Mr. Wil
son's idea of a league of nations
with the practical requirements of
Such a league must admit to mem
bership anv and everv nation vvhrwp
moral attributes carry assurance
tnat its convenants will be observ
ed and carry trust that its ideals
are not limited to its security or the
advancement of its own material in
terests. Tested by these requirements its
initial membership cannot be ex
tended to any other nations besides
the United States, Great Britain
France, Italy and Belgium.
Not "Balance of Power."
Such a league would differ from
the balance of power, because it
would be a comunity of interests in
the preservation of peace based up
on right and justice, not a mere
equipoise created by the coincidence
of equal forces. Such a league
would secure the world from any
future project for world dominion,
such as the pan-German league. It
would keep smaller powers, whose
ethical conceptions are less highly
developed from the small conflicts
which in the past have been the pre
lude of great wars.
But until such a league, by its ex
istance and character, shall have
demonstrated not only the safety of
Great Britain, but America as well,
from all possible aggression, the
seas canot safely be left free to an
enemy in time of war more than can
When President )Vilson assured
Clemenceau that he would not have
him alter his attitude toward Lloyd
George on this subject, it is possible
that he had in mind the require
ments of existing conditions, while
the principle of the freedom of the
seas, included in his 14 points, refer
red to an ideal of the future, when
"all of us" shall include every na
tion whose organized strength
might permit it to make mischief in
Such an interpretation may serve
to justify reports of complete har
mony between Mr. Wilson and the
heads of the allied nations.
U. S. Marshals Take
Charge of Car Lines
in Kansas City, Kan.
k'liieE fit.- n O T 'nfln.
ivuiijaj viii, J all. fe. L'llUM
or,lr- fmr. T..,l T1,.. r T11,.1.
of the federal court, United States
marsnais toaay took: control ot tne
ctret rare an4 nrnnprtu nf till.
Kansas City Railways company in
Kansas City, Kan., as an outgrowth
of the strike of. motormen and con
ductors in progress since December
n. irainmen, as wen as guaras,
are being employed by the federal
authorities and assigned to duty as
raoidlv as thev can be sworn in. All
are armed. '
The action of Judge Pollock was
(al-pn rn an interveniner oetition of
the Kansas City (Kan.) Chamber of
Commerce in an injunction sun oi
Vi. ctrt rallwav romoanv against
the strikers, asking protection of
In Kansas City, Mo., there was
no change in the strike situation.
Coldi CauM Grip nd Influenza.
LAXATIVE BROMO Ql'INlN'E Tablets . rmon tl
Thwe I. only on. "1 romo ' W'
mivii"a aimntmw on the box. aws. .vw.
Washington, Jan. 2. Sweeping
electoral reforms effected in Sweden
providing the "most extended uni
versal suffrage for both men and
women irrespective of taxibility,H
are described in a cable dispatch re
ceived today by Swedish Minister
F.kengren from the foreign minis
ter at Stockholm.
The New Little
At 316 So. 15th St., Upstair
is open. Sanitary and well-aired
up-to-date dining room; all cook
ing guaranteed; best meals in
the city. Try one of the real
Hungarian meals. If you come
once you will come all the time.
224 THE BEST
satisfaction in the accomplishments
of the half century that had elapsed
since the state's admission to the
union. From an outpost of civiliza
tion we had become a member of the
great commonwealth of states. Our
material resources had increased a
hundred fold, and our population was
more than ten times what it had
been fifty years before. The rail
road and the automobile had re
placed the oxcart as the means of
transportation. The log house and
the dug-out had been superceded by
comfortable and convenient houses.
Even the proverbially conservative
fairr.er was using labor and time
Saving devices which were unknown
to his father.
Machinery is Antiquated.
Yet the legislature was, and still
is. employing the same antiquated
machinery. that was old in territorial
dajs, to perform one of the three
vital functions of government.
I believe every man who has seen
service as a legislator will agree
that present methods are cumber
some, if not viciously wasteful and
inadequate. The question is, how
to change the procedure so as to
effect the reforms all of us know
should be accomplished. 'Every
member w ho has considered the sub
ject at all knows of the defects of
the present system.' and probably
every member has opinions of his
own as to what shoud be done.
I believe a committee of members
of both branches of the legislature
might be appointed, with authority
to employ a lawyer of ability, and
assistants who should bo something
more than mere political appointees,
to examine every measure that is
introduced. The question of the
constitutionality of many bills is
involved. It this question could be
decided before the measures were
pres-cnted to the legislature, much
time might be saved. This com
mittee, with the aid of an organiza
tion similar to the one I have sug
gertcd, could bring together, so
they might be considered at the
same time, all bills seeking the
same end. I recall an occasion when
two bills, introduced by two dif
ferent members, amendatory of the
same section of the statute, were
both passed by the legislature and
signed by the governor. After
wards a serous controversy arose
as to which one of these was, in
fact, the law. t
It is a common complaint that
legislative enactments are difficult
to understand. The reason for this
is because bills are too frequently
framed by ivien who notonIy have
no know ledge of the technical
verbiage in which they should be
clothed, but who are unskilled in
the ue of the English language.
This assertion is not intended as a
reflection upon the mental attain
ments of the membership of the
present or of past legislatures, for
1 believe I am safe in saying a very
large proportion of" the measures
introduced at every session are draft
ed by nonmetnbers. ' In fact I am of
the opinion that almost all bills are
prepared by members of the legal
profession. I regret to say their
work is too frequently, hastily and
unskillfully done. The time, not
only of the standing committees, but
of the committee of the whole, is
taken up. to a far greater extent
than it should be, in consideration,
not of the substances of proposed
laws, but of their construction.
The correction of clerical, gram
matical and rhetorical errors is es
sential, but the time of the members
of the legislature should not be so
largely consumed in making them.
As an illustration of the absurdities
to which some of the blunders lead,
a bill was enacted into law a few
years ago which prohibited the
shooting, during certain seasons of
Troubles Easily Remedied.
Everyone who has participated in
or who has witnessed the disgrace
ful haste and scramble that attends
the transaction of legislative busi
ness toward the close of a session
cannot but deplore the existence of
a system that permits one-fourth or
more in volume of the work of a
session of more than three months
to be crowded into the last legisla
tive day. The difficulty arises,
chiefly, from the dillatory tactics
that characterize the proceedings
during the early part of the sessions,
the ambition of members to secure
the passage of measures in which
they are interested, and the custom
of each house to ignore the bills
that come from the other end of the
capitol until its own arc out of the
An agreement should be reached
by the membership of both bodies
that each house shall act promptly
on bills sent over from the other
house, and that in each house at
least one day of every week shall be
devoted exclusively to the bills that
have been passed by the other.
All bills for the appropriation of
money, regardless of the purpose for
which it is to be expended, should be
considered by one' committee in
each body, and if joint sessions of
the committees of both houses to
which such measures are referred
were held, a great deal of time and
energy could be conserved.
I have touched upon only a few
of the evils that exist, but I feel that
I have already taken more of your
space than I should. I want merely
to add that I have no patience with
any who may say that reform is im-;
possible. I am confident if some
simple changes of the character' I.
have mentioned were made, that leg
islation would be less haphazard and
more scientific than it is.
You can depend
upon every price,
both original and
reduced, being cor
rectly quoted. . .
The Thompson-Belden Store
Lower Prices During" January on
Fine Silks and Wool Dress Goods
Silk Crepe de Chine, an
extra weight in desirable
shades of ivory, pink,
flesh and peach, suitable
for lingerie. Also street
A $2.25 fabric, 40 inches
wide, January price, $1.69
B e 1 d i n g ' s Guaranteed
Chiffon Taffeta. A ma
terial that is to be in high
favor for the Spring sea
son. A complete selection
of newest colors in our
Regular $2.50 Chiffon Taf
feta, Friday, $1.98 a yard.
$2 Pure Dye Chiffon Taf
feta in a splendid assort
ment of colors (36-inch)
$1.69 a yard.
Nancette, a new Belding
Silk, a Surrah weave, soft
and clinging, but excellent
for wear. In colors and
black. Regularly $3, the
January price, $2.39 yard.
Belding's Striped Novel
ties in evening shades. A
self-tone , combination that
is choice for party frocks
and dancing gowns. $2.50
quality (36 inches wide),,
$1.98 a yard.
Extra weight silk shirtings
in choice patterns and col
ors, $2 qualities, $1.69 yd.
A collection of fancy
stripes and plaids that
sell regularly for $2.25
and $2.50, Friday, $1.69
Satin Liberty, a favorite
material for general wear.
Shown in a great variety
of street shades. A $2.50
quality for $1.79 a yard.
Savings on the Best of Woolen Fabrics
French Serges and Pop
lins. Two of the most de
sirable all wool dress fab
rics (40 and 42-inch) in a
good range of colors,
$1.89 a yard.
All Wool Navy Serge (54
inch) $1.98 yard.
Gunni Burl, an all wool
material, in the correct
weight for suits and coats.
54-inch. Regularly $4,
Friday, $2.49 a yard.
Plaid Wool Skirtings (54
inch) $3.50 quality. Janu
ary price, $2 a yard.
Choice Coatings at De
cided Reductions. Such de
sirable weaves as Burella,
Velour, Silvertone (54
inches wide) sold all sea
son up to $7.50 a yard.
Your choice Friday, $4.49
Ottoman Suiting, an ideal
fabric for tailored suits.
Sold for $3.50. In this
Sale, $2.29 a yard.
$3.50 Costume Velvets for
only $2.29 a Yard. 36
inches wide. Complete
Women's Hand-Tailored Coats
In the January Sale
Interesting Low Prices
A disposal of the remaining stocks of fine winter
coats will be effected by means of decided re-,
ductions in prices, presenting a most advanta
geous opportunity, as the greater part of the
winter weather lies ahead.
Distinctive Thompson-Belden coats in the latest
fashions, most desirable fabrics, including vel- -vets.
Every coat we have
Will go Friday at a Great Reduction .
$69.50 Coats $46.50. $85 Coats, $57.
$75 Coats, $50. $105 Coats, $69.50.. j
A Charge for Alterations All Sales Final
All Suits, Dresses, Blouses and Furs
have new low prices for Friday's selling
The bargains are too numerous to mention;
a visit will prove very profitable to you
For Much Less
Reduced 20 to.25
$2.50 Sheets $1.89
Bleached bed sheets, extra
heavy quality, seamless.
Size 81x99. Our regular
$2.50 sheet, for Friday
the January Sale price will
be only $1.89 each.
A limit of six to each per
son. In the Basement.
The Men's Shop
Friday only choose any $1 tie
in our whole stock and pay 85c
fAny $2 shirt can be had for
Fibre hose a few in sizes
9 and 10 only. All colors.
While they last, 35c, three pairs
1150c for underwear. A few
odd two-piece garments in med
ium weight cotton will be
closed out at this low price.
NoTime Like the Present to Purchase Linens
The January Sale Presents the Best Opportunity of the Year
Linens today are exceedingly scarce and
present prices, on the small supply that is avail
able, are almost prohibitive.
Fifteen cases of snow white Scotch and Irish
linens have been brought forward for this sale,
in addition to our regular stock. These have
been stored in the Omaha bonded warehouse for
the past three years.
The rest of our stocks were also purchased
two and three years ago at the prices then pre
vailing all of which is to your advantage.
During January all linens will undergo de
cided price reductions, making a sale of unusual
importance and interest. We advise housewives
to buy now for there is no better time to effect
$7.50 Table Cloths, $
$10.00 Table Cloths,
$12.00 Table Cloths,
$15.00 Table Cloths,
$17.50 Table Cloths,
$20.00 Table Cloths,
$25.00 Table Cloths,
$30.00 Table Cloths,
$8.00 Table Cloths
$10.00 Table Cloths
(extra heavy) $6.75.
The pick of all $4 lumbers
in our entire stock at this
price for Friday only. Silk
and linen covers. A splendid
lot of attractive handles.
$3.35 for any
Only $3.49 a pair
These are gray witn col
ored borders, full size and
good weight. They are a
very special value. Fri
day, $3.49 a pair.
$5.00 Napkins, $4.00 doz.
$10.00 Napkins, $6.89 doz.
$10.75 Napkins, $7.89 doz.
$15.00 Napkins, $10.89 doz.
$17.50 Napkins, $13.50 doz.
$20.00 Napkins, $15.89 doz.
$25.00 Napkins, $18.89 doz.
$30.00 Napkins, $25.00 doz.
25c Huck Towels for 20c
39c Huck Towels for 2oc
50c Huck Towels for 35c
65c Huck Towels for 50c
$1.50 Huck Towels, $1.00
$1.75 Huck Towels, $1.25
$2.00 Huck Towels, $1.50
$2.50 Huck Towels, $1.75
39c Turkish Towels 25c.
50c Turkish Towels 35c.
75c Turkish Towels 59c.
$1.00 Turkish Towels 75c
$1.25 Turkish Towels 1.00
$7.50 Napkins (extra
heavy) for $5.38 doz.
$10.00 Napkins (extra
heavy) for $7.50 doz.
FANCY UNENS GREATLY REDUCED :
In Many Instances at Hal f Regular Prices .
Cluny lace and Madeira doilies, centerpieces,
scarfs, luncheon cloths and table cloths. Also Ma
deira napkins, Mosaic napkins and luncheon sets
of Madeira hand embroidery.
Hemstitched Cloths and Napkins
$ 7.50 H. S. Cloths, size 54x54, for $5.00
$10.00 H. S. Cloths, size 70x70, for $7.50
$12.00 H. S. Cloths, size 70x88, for $9.00
$12.00 H. S. Cloths, size 72x72, for $8.50
$10.75 H. S. Napkins, 15-in., $8.50 dozen
$13.50 H. S. Napkins, 20-in., $10 dozen
OUR TABLE CLOTHS AND
NAPKINS ARE ALL PURE
LINEN. WE HAVE NO
MERCERIZED OR COT
TON TABLE CLOTHS
AND NAPKINS IN
Extra Heavy Double Satin Damask
$5 Quality, 72 inches wide, $3,50 yard
Extra Heavy Scotch and
Irish Linen Crash Towel
ing. 40c Crash, 30c a yard.
50c Crash, 40c a yard.
55c Crash, 45c a yard.
60c Crash, 50c a yard.
75c Crash, 60c a yard.
Turkish Wash Cloth
500 dozen 10c Heavy
cloths, each . .
200 dozen 20c Heavy
Turkish Wash 1C
cloths, each . .
Blue and Red Checked
35c All Linen Checked
Glass Toweling, 25c yard.
75c All Linen Checked
Glass Toweling, 60c yard.
Extra Heavy All Linen Un
bleached Crash Toweling.
50c Unbleached Linen
Crash for 39c a yard.
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